"We're running out of time to effectuate this by providing this relief to people who need it, starting in January, so I challenge, particularly the House Republican caucus, to quit dilly-dallying and get to work," Dayton said at a news conference and in a letter to Republican legislators.
The 5 percent of Minnesotans who buy their health insurance on the individual market -- covering about 250,000 people statewide -- are shopping now or already have bought plans that will include steep premium hikes beginning
Dayton's proposal would give a 25 percent rebate to Minnesotans -- regardless of income -- who buy their insurance on the individual exchange. It would cost the state more than
He was responding to a letter from
Minnesotan individuals who earn less than
Those proposals came from all parties out of a "constructive meeting" last week, said
Minnesotans socked with premium increases are residing in a stressful political purgatory. Although the crisis in the individual market received almost daily attention during the recent election campaign, the path to immediate help is uncertain.
Dayton has asked legislative leaders to meet with his staff Monday.
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